Town

Hermosillo

Address

Jesus Garcia Final St. and Esteban Sarmiento St., Col. Matanza, Hermosillo, Son., 83080. Phones (662) 217 2580, 217 2714

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. Entrance fee: $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens do not pay. Free admission: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to use a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1985, is lodged in an early 20th century building that used to be a jail. The historic and geographic aspects of Sonora are represented here. The Pre Hispanic cultures, like Casas Grandes; the Conquest, which was achieved in Sonora until the 18th century; the Independent period, the armed interventions, the Revolution of 1910, and the Resistance movement of the Seris, Mayos, Yaquis and Guarijios. The collection includes weapons, jewelry, religious objects and ethnographic items.

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Town

Oxolotan

Address

Ex Convento de Santo Domingo, Oxolotan, Tab., 86890

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Free admission. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Bookstore.

Synopsis

The 16th century building that once was a Dominic convent lodges the museum, inaugurated in 1988, after its restoration. Religion had great significance place in the New Spain; the convents occupied an important place in the community. The collection is conformed of items and art related to Catholic rites.

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Town

Tizatlan

Address

Xicotencatl Ave., San Esteban, Tizatlan, Tlax. 90100

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $31 MXP fee includes the admission to the museum and the archaeological zone. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1999, is dedicated to the regional archaeological findings, among them, complete ceramic pieces donated by Andres Angulo.  Native technology and materials were used to build it. The Ethnohistoric recovery of the oral transmitted story, where Huehue Xicohtencatl ruler guided the Tizatlan people to the place where once was a pyramid, and the Initiation Altars remained, is integrated to the museum halls, where the iconographic analysis of the decoration, as well as earthenware and stone archaeological findings, are exhibited.

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Town

Tenosique

Address

Archaeological zone, Pomona, Tab. 86900

Admittance and Services

Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 16:00. Free admission. Children under 13, teachers, students and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Parking lot.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1991, is dedicated to the Maya culture that developed in the Usumacinta riverside. The collection is conformed of earthenware, Maya stelae and tableros,  among other archaeological findings.  Part of it was donated by a particular, while the other is product of INAH research.

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Town

Tampico

Address

Espacio Cultural Metropolitano, Adolfo Lopez Mateos Blvd., Col. Obrera, Tampico, Tamps., 89050. Phone (833) 210 2217

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00; Saturday from 10:00 to 15:00. Admission is $41 MXP . There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore.

Synopsis

The contemporary building that lodges this museum since 2003 is part of METRO, Espacio Cultural Metropolitano. The Huasteca region was inhabited by many ethnical groups: Teenek, Nahua, Pame, Totonaca, Otomi and Tepehua. Their Cosmo vision, commerce, agriculture and customs are represented in the museum.

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Town

Ocotelulco

Address

San Francisco Ave., San Francisco Ocotelulco, Tlax.

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Admission is 31 MXP. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 2000, is dedicated to the Tlaxcalteca culture. The daily habits, like the manufacture of textiles, dwellings and pulque out of maguey plant; the Pre Hispanic art, represented in the polychrome Codice style paintings, found on earthenware and the base of Ocotelulco pyramid; and the Colonial period, are the themes. The Spaniard Conquest of Tlaxcala was pacific, unlike the rest of the country. This allowed the Pre Hispanic style to merge with the European one, as it is reflected in the religious sculpture, textiles and pottery.

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Town
Huimanguillo

Address
Principal Ave., Ex Pista Aerea La Venta, Huimanguillo, Tab. 86400

Admittance and Services
Visiting Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. The $37 MXP fee includes the admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, teachers, students and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis
This museum, inaugurated in 1988, exhibits the main aspects of the Olmeca culture, like commerce, clothing, architecture and sculpture. The collection is conformed of archaeological findings and replicas. Most of the original colossal heads are in the La Venta National Park at Villahermosa, Tabasco.

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Town

Tlaxcala

Address

Ex Convento de San Francisco, San Francisco Ave., Downtown, Tlaxcala, Tlax. 90000. Phones (246) 462 0262, 462 6169

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. Entrance fee: $41 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free admission: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, temporary exhibitions, library, summer courses, bookstore.

Synopsis

Upon the Spaniards arrival, Tlaxcala was the only region that allied with them against their longtime enemies, the Mexica. As a result, the Pre Hispanic culture merged with the European one. The museum, inaugurated in 1986, occupies a part of the 16th century former San Francisco convent. The Pre Columbian collection is conformed of archaeological and paleonthological objects. A Xochiteca skull that present dental incrustations; stone and ceramic sculptures, ritual vessels dedicated to Octecomatl, pulque deities; a Tecoaque wall of skulls, made after a sacrifice of Spaniards; Teotihuacan style braziers, jewelry and ritual funerary urns.  The Colonial collection includes 17th century oil paintings, religious furniture, and objects used in the Catholic rites. The Our Lady of Ascension Temple Mudejar wood-carved ceiling is remarkable.

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Town

San Miguel del Milagro

Address

Archaeological zone, San Miguel del Milagro, Tlax., 90710. Phone (246) 416 0000

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. The 49 MXP admission fee includes entrance to Xochitecatl Archaeological Zone. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum was inaugurated in 1989, and it is dedicated to the archaeological findings of the zone. The Olmeca Xicalanca began raising Cacaxtla from 600 to 900 DC. The collection includes ceramic sculptures, arrowheads, knifes, stone and bone tools, pottery and human remains, like skulls that present Maya deformation. Fragments of the mural paintings are exhibited too.

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Town

Comalcalco

Address

Archaeological Zone, Comalcalco, Tab., 86900

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00. The $41 MXP fee includes the admission to the archaeological site and the museum. Children under 13, teachers, students and senior citizens presenting a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Guided tours by appointment, bookstore, wheel chair facilities.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1984, the Chontal Maya culture that developed in Comalcalco. Their everyday life, commerce and agriculture, as well as their cosmogony, writing technique and mathematical knowledge are represented in the halls. The collection is conformed of archaeological findings like tools and anthropomorphic figures of stone and earthenware.

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Town

San Miguel Xochitecatitla

Address

Archaeological zone, San Miguel Xochitecatitla, Tlax. 90720

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00. The 49 MXP admission fee includes entrance to Cacaxtla Archaeological Zone and museum. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

This museum, inaugurated in 1995, is dedicated to the Xochiteca culture, based on the regional archaeological recoveries. This site was inhabited between 250 and 850 AD. The collection is conformed of ceramic polychrome sculptures, most of them feminine, representing the different stages of life; some of them are pregnant. There are also zoomorphic stone sculptures.

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Town

Santiago Tuxtla

Address

Angel Carvajal Circuit, Downtown, Santiago Tuxtla, Ver., 95830. Phone (294) 947 0196

Admittance and Services

Visiting hours: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00; Sunday from 9:00 to 15:00. Entrance fee: $37 MXP. Children under 13, students, teachers and senior citizens with a valid ID, do not pay. Free entrance: Sunday. There is a fee if you are willing to shoot with a video camera. Permanent exhibition.

Synopsis

The museum, inaugurated in 1975, is lodged in a 19th century building that used to be the city hall. The Pre Hispanic cultures of Veracruz, Olmeca and Totonaca mainly, and the ethnographic characteristics of the contemporary peoples, are represented here. The collection includes Colossal Heads from Tres Zapotes, earthenware musical instruments and funerary urns; ceramic and stone sculptures, jewelry, skulls presenting cranial deformation, and clothing.

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